[Preset] Oberheim Matrix 1000 with patch request and program change

Hi, based on @Feinsveur 's work I created a version with patch request and program selection / browsing.

I have a Matrix 1000 V1.20, so it would be interesting if someone with a Matrix 6 could test it. I expect it to return the modulation matrix as well when using the patch request (right upper button). Let me know if there are still errors to correct.


I always passed the seduction to have a Matrix 1000 for the lack of editing sounds without software… But now, having the ELECTRA and such a nice worked out preset I really start thinking to get one :slight_smile:

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It is a totally different experience to actually ‘see’ how the sound is made up and compare it with what you ‘hear’, aiming a sound to what you have in mind become so much easier. Yesterday I layered my Matrix 1000 (not really heavy in the low end) with my DS8 (suffering from a bit of FM aliasing in the high end), and suddenly these two instruments togehter were boosting each other’s strengths and hiding their weaker points. Amazing!

I’ll wait for the new version of the E1 to further built on the preset, but my gut feeling is that the inspiration boiling up will ask for faster saving of patches, for insight in patch names, for copying and syncing of elements (from one EG to another) and patch initialisation possibilities. Just not yet today!

Well, first step will be trying to get hands on a Matrix 1000 :wink: but I know exacly what you mean with the different experience. Had the same thing happening with my MKS-70. It turned from a “black box” to an instrument!! And even the DX-7II came back to live, have done more new sounds in 1 month than in several years before having the ELCTRA controlling it!!

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@Newlgnis Nice update! Setting up the patch parsing is way out of my skill level and time.

I’ve tested the preset out on my Matrix 6. The Electra can receive and update the current patch values including the Mod Matrix, however it needs to be set up a particular way every time you power the synth on. I have the setup listed in my preset info. It is still not possible to edit the Mod Matrix remotely which is a limitation of the space on the firmware I guess.

As far as I can tell selecting patches on the synth itself doesn’t send parameter values, and I don’t see any option in the menus to set it up that way. The only way to send the current patch to update the Electra values is to go to the “Master Edit” menu and select the function to “Send Patch” there. I don’t get any response when using the “Patch Number” with “Patch Select” on the Electra side of things.


most synths will not sent a patch dump spontaneously when you change the program, so that is normal (and also probably for the best).
I haven’t provided an auto patch dump request when you perform a Patch Select. But I will in a later version. For now, you need to request the patch dump via the right upper button of the E1. Clicking should suffise. Try it out and let me know if that works.

Be aware the control of the global parameters is not finished either.

l look forward to your feedback

I’ve updated the preset for the Matrix 1000. Electra One App

It now automatically requests the patch data, ànd it hides all irrelevant parameters. That makes it much faster to interpret how for instance the mod matrix is set up because you only get to see what is really used.

Try if you now can control the Matrix 6 from the E1 when changing patches?

And version 1.6 now also reads global parameters but it doesn’t store them yet

Actually just created version 2.0. Now the ‘Globals’ pages allows you to save the edited patch that resides in the buffer of the Matrix into one of the patch memories of banks 0 and 1. For now you need to take away the memory protection yourself.

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Sorry for the late response. I’ll give this a test run on the Matrix 6 as soon as I get some free time.